China wants online publications of foreign companies to establish links

Feb

21

2016

China wants foreign media companies now ask permission to publish content online. If they do not, they risk a blockade by the Chinese Internet censorship. The communist country has since long been rigged an internet filter.

The new rules are published on a Chinese government website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as noted inter alia, the British newspaper The Independent on. According to published information, the new rules should take effect next month, and they apply to all content placed online by foreign companies, Chinese companies with foreign owners or other forms of foreign involvement. As for the online content it not only text, but also images, videos or other digital statements.

To keep online content accessible to Chinese people should permission be sought from the authorities. If companies want to obtain permission, they must adhere to a long list of rules. As the Chinese authorities point out inter alia that media may not publish comments that the “national unity” and “territorial integrity” of attack China. In addition, for example, the country prohibits spreading “rumors”.

Earlier, China began picking up Chinese bloggers and social media users who spread rumors unlawful. The country has long been engaged in efforts to control online communications: there is a great internet firewall access to various, mostly Western, websites impossible.

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